When configuring our home it is essential to make a good choice of windows. Home windows are our connection to the outside. They allow the entrance of light and ventilation, isolate us from sound and cold and are a basic element of security.

Taking into account these premises we will see how we can make an adequate selection of windows for our home:

Materials

We will start with the frame materials, which are very important for insulation and safety. Among the possibilities offered by the market we will highlight:

  • Aluminium

Aluminum is a very resistant material that offers us great durability. Its cleaning is very simple and we can find a great variety of colors and textures.

  • PVC

PVC is gaining many followers due to its status as an easily recyclable and reusable material. In addition, it is a great insulator for sounds coming from the outside.

  • Steel

Without a doubt, steel provides great security for our home. Its dark colors are also a very demanded aesthetic element in modern constructions.

Functionality

Depending on the needs of each home, we will choose the most useful glass and opening systems in each case. These are the most commonly used opening systems:

  • Fixed
  • Oscillating
  • Hinges
  • Pivots

If we are in areas affected by low temperatures for long periods it is interesting to opt for double glazing. This system will make our home a warmer and more welcoming place.

The other element of selection to bear in mind is the glass that will carry the windows. This time there are also several possibilities:

  • Tempered glass: They are the least economical but the most resistant.
  • Laminated glass: Ideal for sound insulation.
  • Low emission glass: Perfect for insulation against the cold.